The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has mourned Tononoka Secondary School Principal Mr Mohammed Hamis who died due to Covid19 related complications. The school’s deputy principal confirmed on Monday that Mohammed Khamis died after testing positive for the virus.
The principal who had been receiving treatment in an intensive care unit at the Coast General Hospital for the last five days, succumbed to the killer disease on Monday; and was burred on the same day as per the Muslim tradition.
“TSC has learnt with sorrow about the death of Tononoka Secondary School Principal Mr Mohammed Hamis. Coming at the prime of his career, this death is a great loss not only to his family but also the teaching fraternity at large. We condole and stand with the family, students and school community of Tononoka Secondary School during this difficult time”. Read a presser by TSC Head of Corporate Affairs, Beatrice Wababu.
Tononoka and the Star of the Sea High School were shut down on Wednesday, October 21, after 15 teachers reportedly tested positive for Covid-19. Tononoka alone recorded 11 cases including the deceased principal.
Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha has since warned schools against any attempts to recall the other classes. Currently, only class 8, grade 4 and form four learners are allowed to be in schools.
“The government has not authorized the further reopening of other schools in public, private or international schools… that decision is yet to be considered by the Cabinet and when we get to it, the nation shall be told,” Magoha said on Sunday.
CS Magoha said the current spike in covi19 infections could not allow for reopening of the remaining classes and forms. “We are not in a hurry to reopen as you can see the numbers are spiking.Let nobody be smart and try to reopen, classes that were not opened by the government shall remain closed.” Added the CS.